Terence Crawford weighed 135 pounds on Friday for his WBO lightweight title defense against Raymundo Beltran, who weighed 134.8. Crawford and Beltran fight on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. THE RING’s vacant lightweight title will be on the line.
Former RING light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal was in rare form in a recent Q&A with RingTV.com, in which he revealed a new nickname for current champion Adonis Stevenson.
Ruslan Provodnikov throttled faded former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo to a fifth-round TKO on Friday in Luzhniki, Moscow. In a bizarre undercard bout, 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke scored a second-round TKO over Elliot Seymour.
Celebrated 2012 Olympian and six-time Canadian national champion Custio Clayton has signed with Yvon Michel of GYM.
If a fight between Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto can’t be made, it won’t hurt WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s feelings. He’ll face either fighter.
Terence Crawford is excited to fight in his hometown, and to be vying for the vacant RING lightweight title, and to be mentioned as a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao, but the talented Nebraska native says he’s only focused on beating Raymundo Beltran on Saturday.
Fans share their enthusiasm for the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran RING lightweight championship, the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora heavyweight rematch and the Billy Joe Saunders-Chris Eubank Jr. middleweight showdown, and give final thoughts on the Pacquiao-Algieri card, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Tyson Fury has had to deal with inactivity, a family death and illness going into his rematch with Dereck Chisora on Saturday, but the heavyweight contender is motivated to beat his fellow Brit again so he can get a crack at champ Wladimir Klitschko, who he sees as vulnerable.
Could a Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight circumvent Adonis Stevenson’s mandatory defense against Pascal? Kathy Duva from Main Events certainly isn’t ruling it out.
Controversial British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will finally engage their anticipated rematch on Saturday in London, England. A more mature Chisora says he’s ready to earn a revenge victory vs. his rival and then hopes to challenge champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Saturday night’s lightweight title bout between Terence Crawford and Raymundo Beltran isn’t just for the WBO strap; it’s also for the vacant RING championship. And Beltran is geared up for victory.
In the interest of making the best fights possible, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says he’s planning to discuss these possibilities with advisor Al Haymon.
Unbeaten British middleweights Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. will settle a long-running feud in London on Saturday and UK fans are eagerly anticipating their showdown. Saunders says the unproven Eubank Jr. allows his legendary father to talk for him too much.